Monday, January 4, 2010

Tempted by P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast

Originality- 18/20
Characters- 16/20
Remembrance- 7/10
Quote-ability- 7/10
Entertainment- 17/20
Ending- 9/10
Recommend to read- 7/10
TOTAL- 81/100
Grade- B

So…you’d think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark’s life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break. Sadly, a break is not in the House of Night school forecast for the High Priestess in training and her gang. Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions. Speaking of stress, the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and Zoey is beginning to believe Stevie Rae could be responsible for a lot more than a group of misfit red fledglings. Aphrodite’s visions warn Zoey to stay away from Kalona and his dark allure, but they also show that it is Zoey who has the power to stop the evil immortal. Soon it becomes obvious that Zoey has no choice: if she doesn’t go to Kalona he will exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her. Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul?

This one was surpisingly better than the rest in the series. I usually found almost all of the characters annoying because they were always hiding things from each other for the worst reasons. In Tempted they became honest and oh my gosh, the book didn't explode. Also a plus on the character front- Zoey cussed!

The action and information became a little overwhelming which I guess is better than the book boring me. I was constantly trying to put all of the information together while still getting more. I was glad that there was always something to think about, and my mind could never rest and just figure it all out. It's nice to have a little bit of mystery.

The relationship between Kalona and Zoey is getting more depth and maybe even truth to it. I'm on the fence just like Zoey. I'm not sure if Kalona is exactly evil, but I know for sure that he can't be trusted and I don't like him.

The ending was incredible. Not only was it semi unexpected it gave the entire series a huge turn. I think that the following books will have more to live up to, and I'm very eager to read them. I'm just very happy that things are actually happening now. There was just something about Tempted that kept me reading.



Kate said...

I was really surprised how much I enjoyed Tempted. After Hunted, I really thought this series was over for me. Like you, I thought the ending was amazing. Did not expect that in a million years. Hopefully the next novel will be as amazing.

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

Oh yay!!! :) I haven't read this one yet, I bought it when it came out but I still haven't gotten to it. This review makes me REALLY excited to read it!


Anonymous said...

I've had this book for a while, but never had a chance to read it, on account that I didn't really enjoy Hunted. But after seeing your review, I tempted to give the series another try!

P.s. Pun not intended

Anonymous said...

I have to say I haven't picked up any of this series since the first one which I skipped whole sections. It is just not a series I can get into; the characters lack substance for me.

Anyway, I wanted to let you know that your blog is great! I'm a teacher and have it linked on my blog with the hope that my students seek it out.

Becky said...

I agree that the characters in this series are frankly annoying. Except for Aphrodite, I really love her attitude. I also thought the ending of Tempted had the wow-factor. Great review.